Mining safety statistics figures for 2016 have improved by 5% against the previous year, said the DMR.
The High Court in 2017 will hear the appeal of employers against the right of gold miners or widows to claim silicosis mining compensation in a class action.
Mineral Resources minister M Zwane released the latest mining health and safety statistics at a conference in November 2016. Here is a summary.
This SA environment laws update of October 2016 includes aquaculture; assessment of mining environmental enforcement; conservation; and Waste Plans.
CSIR director and former chief inspector of mines, Prof May Hermanus, called for a mining safety enforcement debate.
SA Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane defended mining safety stoppages after complaints of production losses by some employers.
Behaviour-based safety programmes require a paradigm shift from workers, and from management, to understand the personal and social motivations involved at work.
The state called for mining safety innovations after retrieval of the body of one of two miners trapped by a fall of ground at Implats 1 Shaft in May 2016.